The following links are to help you find general information and resources relating
to the courts, the legal system, and specifically relating to DUI charges.
These links are provided only as a courtesy. The presence of these links on this
website DOES NOT constitute legal advice, nor does the Law Office of Nicole T. Dalton,
PLLC make any specific or general endorsement or guarantee regarding the information
that may be found on the websites associated with the links herein.
This link will take you to the Clark County Courts home page. Links can be found
on this site for the daily court docket and other information. For the docket click
on District Court for misdemeanors or on Superior Court for Felonies. The City of
Vancouver currently holds most court matters in the Clark County District Court.
If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence or a similar offense, getting
an alcohol or drug dependency evaluation may be helpful or required in handling the
criminal charge. Clark County provides a list of agencies whose evaluations are
accepted by the courts. A skilled DUI attorney will help you determine your goals
and needs and provide a recommendation for an appropriate, certified provider.
If you blew over the legal limit of .08, refused to blow, or had a DUI blood sample
taken, you may be subject to mandatory license suspension or revocation. You can
assert your rights and fight the suspension and to do so, you will need to request
a hearing through the Department of Licensing. An skilled DUI attorney can fight
the DOL action for you.
This grid shows the minimum and maximum penalties applicable to first and subsequent
DUI offenses. The applicable penalties vary according to BAC level and history.
Depending on the circumstances, an experienced DUI attorney may be able to obtain
a plea bargain for a lesser sentence or charge.
CAN I DRIVE EVEN IF SUSPENDED? Under most circumstances, drivers facing suspensions
or revocations due to blowing over the legal limit or due to a DUI conviction will
be eligible to drive during the period of suspension or revocation, under certain
conditions. The “Ignition Interlock License” is a special license available for
drivers who install the devices that measure breath alcohol and meet other conditions.